For more than 20 years, the MIT Museum has hosted the Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T) Chain Reaction, a wild and whimsical feat of community engineering. This F.A.T will be the last F.A.T, so come to the grand finale and help make this the biggest, fattest F.A.T ever!
During the weeks before the event, students, families, and adults form teams and build contraptions that serve as links in the final chain. On November 29, the links will be connected to trigger a spectacular chain reaction. Once again, artist/engineer Arthur Ganson will be our host.
Location: Rockwell Gymnasium at MIT, 120 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Registration for builders and spectators opens October 4.
Save by registering in advance!
Adults ages 18 and up: $13.50 with pre-registration. $15 at the door.
Students, MIT ID holders, military, and seniors: $5.00 p with pre-registration. $7.50 at the door.
Children under 5: Free
All tickets to F.A.T are also valid for same-day MIT Museum admission!
Need help building your contraption? Stop by one of our Chain Reaction Contraption Construction Help Sessions!
Pre-registration required (opens Oct. 4, ends Nov. 9).
Team of up to 8 members: $15
Note: Additional team members, adult chaperones, family members, or guests of teams must pay regular spectator rates